The Zero Waste Bus delivers wholesome groceries to Johannesburg

The residents of downtown Johannesburg in South Africa have gained access to a new kind of shopping experience: a mobile grocery store with no waste.

The bus, called Skhaftin from the local slang word for “lunch box”, sells fresh and dry groceries such as rice, beans and lentils as it travels around town.

Buyers bring their own containers and avoid using packaging that could harm the environment.

During the pandemic, founder Ilka Stein and her team developed the concept of giving people access to healthy but affordable food in a sustainable way without having to travel far from home.

Video of Taurai Maduna.

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